Fretting Hammer

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Hammer with plastic and brass faces

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7/8" Replacement plastic face

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Fretting Hammer

Our well-balanced dual-face hammer has become a standard tool for fretwork.

The aluminum head is threaded for two replaceable striking surfaces: a low-dent plastic flat face with smooth edges, and a brass convex face that's radiused for installing frets. Sturdy hardwood handle.

Head striking surface diameter 7/8" (22.23mm)
Overall length of the head 2-3/4" (69.85mm)
Handle length 9-1/2" (241.30mm)

Works on stainless frets, too!
All of our tools are suitable for use on stainless-steel fretwire, with the exception of our Fret Tang Nippers and Fret Cutters. Modern stainless-steel fretwire is known to be harder than the traditional nickel-silver blends, but our own shop experience indicates the wire does not cause premature wear of files or sandpapers.


Trade Secrets!

How to use a Fret Hammer

A fret hammer was one of the first lutherie tools Erick Coleman ever bought, and it's still an essential in his shop. In this issue of Trade Secrets, he shows how to use it.

Product Instructions

How to hammer frets

Gene Imbody explains the basics of installing frets using a fretting hammer.

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Less Than Expected

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I was disappointed with this one. The head of this hammer was loose when I received it. Not to the point of falling off, but loose enough for me to be afraid that it will fall off with a little use. It is certainly loose enough to affect proper use. I opted not to return it (based on the design, I didn't think another one would be much different). Instead, I will fix it myself and move on. Not the quality I normally find and expect from StewMac.

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Great!!!

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Very nice hammer!!! It¦s very comfortable. I can seat the frets firmly and don¦t damage it.

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Luthier Fretting Hammer

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A must have tool for the beginner or serious luthier! Makes fretting a joy. Well worth the extra cost. Very usable. Buy it,you won't regret it!!

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great hammer for frets

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If you know what your doing and your careful, this hammer can do the job without any problems.

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